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, the wendy's postgame report on the field with michele and bob and tony break down the game and cris and i take a look at a butte next week, cowboys and redskins. >> cris: >> referee: no penalty on the play. first down. >> al: thank god! >> cris: and all he has done. washington, alfred morris is one of the top running teams in the nfl behind him. jim haslett after losing so many star defensive players early in the year, seemed to piece it all back together and a change for the seahawks now. >> al: wilson is done for the night and matt flynn will finish it up here. he will take us to the finish line. flynn who was signed to that big contract and looked to the world that he would be the man. russell wilson just simply flat out won the job and has been the starter since the opener. >> cris: yeah, and he won it because of game altering plays. his gap plays, as russell wilson likes to call these things, and he has been sensational with them tonight. he had one turnover on a big play, but third down conversions, 11 of 12. red zone, 4 for 4. and that's a rookie. >> al: turnover on a tipped pass.
're all over it "the kudlow report" starts right now. >>> welcome. i'm michelle caruso-cabrera in for larry kudlow. a lot happened in just the last couple of hours. >> michelle, there's considerably more optimism after the white house meeting between the president and the four bipartisan leaders than there was earlier in the day. mitch mcconnell and harry reid say they're going to come out and try to hammer out a bipartisan deal that can pass the senate with enough republican votes to convince the house to act and even president obama who had been concerned that they were not going to act and challenging them for an up and down vote said he was optimistic. here's the president after that meeting. >> i just had a good and constructive discussion at the white house with senate and house leadership about how to prevent this tax hike on the middle class and i'm optimistic we may still be able to reach an agreement that can pass both houses in time. >> now what would be in that mini deal? we're talking about tax increases for people at near the top of the income scale. the q
mement and now, and now folks, get ready for this, lady michelle antoinette. has abused her power yet again. >> oh, the perks of being first lady michelle obama is a self-professed downton abbey fan. she could not bear waiting until january 6th for the new season to begin so she asked the british filmmakers for a copy now. she got it. >> stephen: oh, yes, cup cup, fetch me the downtons. now, meanwhile we commoners are left to fear what will become of downton as it lurches it into the roaring '20s, will lord grantham accept labbee cybil's child with branson. will they stay in prison forth murder of his ex-wife. will they accept a marriage proposal from a young corporal hitler? (laughter) so many questions! she knows the answers. but we don't. until the season premier on january 6th. well, tonight folks, i strike back at her highness. by presenting you, my nation, with something not even michelle has seen. part of the show vince gilligan has agreed to let me show you scenes from the upcoming season of breaking bad. (cheers and applause) as performed by the men of downton abbey. (laughte
. >> michelle mingles with the horses that roam free on this sonoma county farm. >> hi, jody. >> she doesn't want to ride, just to walk among them. >> can i say hi? >> the farm is run by the flag foundation which connects humans with horses for therapy. it has provided michelle new strength and her grueling fight against stage four colon cancer. mcgregor is a big part of it. the horse is blind, looking for his mate, and michelle, michelle is looking for something, too. >> when you're here, you're completely transported. there's no disease. there's no unhappiness. >> michelle has chemo therapy, but she is also trying this therapy, nate toow pacific medicine and nutritional supplements. her insurance doesn't cover those treatments but this did. michelle's friends started a campaign on the crowd funding platform. michelle is a miracle, raised $20,000 in a couple of weeks. much of it came from folks she doesn't even know. as her friends reached out to their friends on facebook. and the circle kept growing. >> never think a click of a button would do this, but every single dollar has been contr
wish to god she had had an m-4 in her office. >> michelle obama gets definitive on a future run for office. and tonight, i will deliver my verdict on spike lee versus "django unchained." >> what's your name? >> django. >>> with little more than four days until the fiscal cliff, we now know that all the relevant parties will be in washington in three days. that's right. three days from now. on sunday evening before the redskins beat the cowboys. the house will finally reconvene. why? is it to finally strike a deal? honestly, no one knows. but one thing is certain. house speaker john boehner and his fellow republicans could no longer weather the incredibly bad optics of sitting at home while the president of the united states and the senate were in washington. president obama arrived back at the white house this morning. the president will host a meeting tomorrow afternoon with senate majority leader reid, senate minority leader mcconnell, speaker boehner, and leader pelosi at the white house. senate majority leader harry reid took to the senate floor this morning to, shall we say
. michelle miller caught up with the woman whose plight touched a nerve with people who heard her story. >> reporter: when we first met marie lopresti eight weeks ago, she was desperately searching for anything left by a fire that burned her home to the ground. rubble was a charred fragment of a wine and cheese plate but she was happy to have it. >> thank you. thank you. i've got to go now. >> reporter: we wanted to know what happened to lopresti. hi, marie. we found her in brooklyn at a family home she used to rent out. it's a house now filled with gifts from family, friends, even strangers. >> these are older people who sent me letters and money. they sent me $598. >> reporter: oh, wow. lopresti has been overwhelmed by the generosity of people across the country who saw her story and reached out. >> they all send me e-mails and funny things for me to laugh. and they all ask about me. they call. that's my house in breezy. >> reporter: some have even sent photos of her old home and copies of pictures they have of her family and friends. remember this? >> oh, yes. >> reporter: but she wa
of michele obama. this is about 45 minutes. >> good evening. welcome. it is a delight to have you here, rachel, and to have all of you here. it's a lovely summer evening, and it is getting hot out there. summer will now descend upon us. we have a special treat in store for you. as you probably have read and heard about recently the book rachel swarm was written "american tapestry." i am looking forward to hear hearing about the process of this book. to begin i think what the audience probably doesn't know is that we have a lot of support, kind of a community of behind-the-scenes players. starting with the genealogist then a fellowship and maybe just to get started let's talk about the book itself and how we arrived at this amazing story. >> you know, i wrote a story in october of 2009 about the first lady's family. that became the genesis of this book. i am a journalist. this is my first book. this is a new experience for me. >> congratulations. >> thank you. [applause] really, when i thought to do this i kind of
this do happen. of course take much longer. but let's get to it. we've got michelle franzen on the scene in newtown, connecticut, cliff van zandt, former fbi profiler and nbc oonlt. we've got psychologist jeff weiner and psychologist jeff gardere. nbc white house correspondent kristen welker, u.s. congresswoman carolyn mccarthy who entered politics after her husband was killed in a shooting on a suburban commuter train. larry johnson the president of the national association of school safety and law enforcement officials. and jamd baldwin, baltimore county police chief. first we go for an immediate update to my msnbc colleague michelle franzen. michelle, thank you for staying with us tonight. >> reporter: well, hi, chris. we're here in the newtown area of connecticut just nearby a couple of miles from sandy hook elementary where the tragic shooting took place earlier today. at this hour hundreds of residents are gathering at a nearby catholic church for a vigil, holding a prayer for those who o'have lost their lives today, those youngest lives, anywhere between kindar garten and fourth g
already covered by federal flood insurance. but now as michelle miller stills us, they're being told think again. >> reporter: roman and mar yain-- marianna bediner staten island home was flooded by 11 feet of water when sandy struck. >> how high did the water come in? >> the water went through the ceiling on to the first floor. >> reporter: they had flood insurance through fema, the federal emergency management agency, that's kpon for people who live in flood zones. they thought the inspector from fema would give them a check to repair $100,000 in damages. >> the first floor where you are standing now is definitely not covered by the flood policy. >> reporter: why? >> this neighborhood is considered to be in the flood zone. >> reporter: under fema's flood insurance program, the first floor of a house such as the bediners should be used for parking or storage only. furnaces and water heaters are covered but finished walls, floors and furniture are not. >> the water was up to here. >> reporter: that caught the bediners and other homeowners we met by surprise. >> this is the sole reason to p
facing parents and teachers here now is how do students learn to feel safe again. michelle miller has that story rts good evening, jeff. just as officials announced today that newtown school was reopen on tuesday to all students except those who went to sandy hook elementary school, those students would return on wednesday. but to an entirely different location. >> we'll accommodate our entire sandy hook school program. >> reporter: erica canfield got the news from an automated phone call that her 9-year-old son kenneth will be going to a new school. >> what do you fear the most? >> if he can move on with this, if he can trust again, go to school and learn and have fun with his friends again. >> reporter: kenseth a fourth grader at sandy hook elementary school which is only a few miles from his home. now he and the rest of his classmates will attend chalk hill school in monroe, connecticut. but kenneth's mom says he's hesitant. >> he said he won't go back unless there is a police officer at every door. >> kenneth was saved by his music teacher who locked the door before the gunman cou
the line. jim rosenfield shows it how it would work. >> government contractor michelle peters watches on demand in southeast. she doesn't like the idea of being watched in her own living room. >> i just want to enjoy my show. i want to fall asleep in front of the couch and not worry about watching somebody fall asleep. >> that's exactly what verizon is working on according to this patent application. >> at least it's going to be clear. >> a dvr-type device designed to tailor ads based on what you're doing while you're watching tv. the device would detect thijs like curdling, aurging, exercising or even if a pet is in the room. and then add to it for things like romantic get aways, relationship counselors or flea treatments. >> i think it's an invasion of privacy. >> nbc technology points out we already allow our phones and our computers to track aspects of our activity. this is just the next step. >> just the idea of checking into locations and telling our friends where we are. that would seem pretty creepy five years ago. but nowadays, everybody is doing it. >> in a statement verizon
us with the latest. >>> good morning, frank and michelle, originally authorities issued a warning, a tsunami 2 meters high could hit the coast. the warning was lifted two hours after the quake hit. thankfully this was nothing compared to the quake yesterday. this quake struck out of the northeastern coast of the miyagi miyagi. one city reported a minor injuries, taking a look at the video, you can see it caused continuous shaking in some areas. buildings in tokyo were reportedly swaying for at least several minutes. this quake did rattle nerves in a country still recovering from the devastating earthquake and tsunami in march 2011. miyagi was one one of the areas that suffered the worst of the destruction. that quake fueled, at least 60 people died and cars boats and homes were swept away. as of right now, tokyo electric power says there are no problems at any of its nuclear plants. frank michelle. >> and we understand that you have family in japan. have you been able to talk to them at all and are they okay. >> that's right. i have my parents and aunt and uncle are stationed in j
are on the "stephanie miller show." hello, glen? >> glen left the phone. >> stephanie: michelle in believerton. [ giggling ] >> stephanie: hi michelle. >> caller: stephanie i would like to talk about the video games and such and video games do affect kids. i see it firsthand in the classroom. they become agitated and frustrated. >> stephanie: right. >> caller: and you mentioned the ratings systems, and they are completely off. a rated g movie actually has violence in it. and i would like to propose the challenge find me a disney movie that doesn't have violence in it. even bamby's parent is killed. and the parents are so desensitized that they don't see it as a problem, and a lot of the parents i have experienced, is they let their 6 and 7 year olds play games rated mature. i think it is something that needs to be addressed in this huge problem. >> stephanie: yeah, i was going to say -- i know even the gaming industry is struggling with this. this is so foreign to me honestly. i have never seen or played one of these games. but this year's electronic expo literally they are
michelle obama shows the children the white house holiday decorations. >> the time i was 9 years old, i was handing out leaflets for robert kennedy and when i was 10, made a big decision and broke with the democratic party and went to work for john lindsay who was running for mayor of new york but i would not work for him as a republican. i went down to the liberal party. i was handing out leaflets on a street corner in new york and some woman thought this was really cute, this little boy handing out leaflets and she asked me why and i made the case for john lindsay and got an early start of my political consulting career and made the case against his opponent as well. she said that as of june and she gave me a box of what looked to be pastry, a white box with a string. i took a back to the liberal party headquarters and we opened it up and there was all these donuts and take what of $10 bills. one of my early lessons in politics, the district leader grab the money and said you can keep the donuts. >> tonight at 8:00, david axelrod on his life in journalism and politics. that is followe
this tragedy, these parents will forever be mourning. i want to introduce you to michelle. she used to work at a day care center and watch maryland of the children in the school at the time of the shooting. how did you find out what was happening today? >> earlier this afternoon i contacted a family that i have kept in touch with for many years and i asked if they were okay and he said they were home safe and sound but to pray for those who were so unfortunate. >> do you know if any of the kids that attended your day care were victims in this rampage. >> all of them at this point are home safe and sound. >> it you must have been an enormous relief. >> it is, yes. >> have you had a chance to talk to their parents or find out how they are doing? >> i did. they are very fortunate they are home and, you know, to pray for the ones that were not so fortunate in the shooting earlier today. they are very, happy that their little ones are home. >> you work at this day care, called the little explorers day care. >> yes. >> are you closed? are you going to be able to work on monday? is anything changi
right? to sort out the latest tough talk from the posture is michelle bernard founder of the bernard center center for women public policy. welcome back inside "the war room," michelle. >> thank you. >> jennifer: so, how serious is the stalemate that speaker boehner announceed today? >> i was listening to that sound bite a second ago and i don't know if i want to cry or if i want to laugh. i don't know how we get to a stalemate when number one the negotiations just began. number two the president has presented congress with his proposal and we have not heard anything from the republicans with a counter parolees counter proposal or what it is that they're offering. you got to think it that they're joking this is a joke, right? >> jennifer: i'm so intrigued by the negotiation strategy. there are the words and then there is the message beneath the words. on the president's side, this is what the president told citizens at the public event today. take a listen. >> obama: let's make sure that middle class taxes don't go up. let's get that done in the next couple of weeks. let's also work
by a group of folks who know firsthand what a big difference a helping hand can make. nbc's michelle franzen has more. >> reporter: at the amtrak station in new orleans, volunteers from nearby swidell hard hit by katrina are on a mission organizing and packing up pallets of diapers, shoes, and blankets. the second run of donations for hurricane sandy victims. residents and firefighters here paying it forward. >> specifically we were focused on trying to make it better for the kids up there. >> reporter: in addition to basic supplies, this so-called train of hope will be filled with holiday toys all bound for sandy's smallest victims. >> reporter: 30 hours later the train rolls into newark, new jersey's penn station. 27 pallets in all, half the toys go to the marine's toys for tots program. the rest end up here at engine 155 ladder 78 in staten island. >> our own version of the polar express. >> reporter: children of firefighters, kids who lost everything in sandy's wake get to pick out brand-new gifts. >> we lost a lot. he lost all his toys. so it feels good to be on the receiving end. >> es
into christmas shopping. with two shopping days left michelle miller has been talking to worried retailers. and a church in a neighborhood devastated by super storm sandy holds its first wedding. >> hell and high water came and we're still going to make it happen. >> axelrod: tony guida with the story of an undowntowned bride and groom. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> axelrod: good evening. i'm jim axelrod. an unbearable six-day stretch of funerals for the victims of the newtown shooting wrapped up today with the last three. mourners at the funeral of josephine gay wore purple. her favorite color. a horse-drawn coach carried the casket of six-year-old ana marquez-greene, remembered as a girl who never walked from room to room. she danced. six-year-old emilie parker was buried in utah, remembered for the markers and paper emilie always had with her because as she would say, "i have so many ideas of things to draw, it's hard to remember them all." newtown's police chief is talking publicly about the shooting for the first time. the chief and his captain sat dow
and first lady michelle obama attended a memorial service for one of the president's personal heroes, senator daniel inouye passed away monday after nearly 50 years in congress and serving our nation in world war ii. >>> still ahead as we continue on nbc nightly news, the new warnings from the feds about who's tracking your kids on all those mobile devices, sometimes collecting personal information without their knowledge. >>> and later, they are on track to make a big difference for a lot of kids this christmas. [ male announcer ] introducing centrum flavor burst adult multivitamins... a delicious new way to get essential vitamins you need. just bite into the tasty shell... to a chewy vitamin core collecting personal information new centrum flavor burst. an intense burning sensation i woke up with this horrible rash on my right side. like somebody had set it on fire. and the doctor said, cindie, you have shingles. he said, you had chickenpox when you were a little girl... i said, yes, i did. i don't think anybody ever thinks they're going to get shingles. but it happened to me. for
to the corner. >> nbc's michelle franzen is at the school in newtown. michelle i read a parent said we thought that newtown was the safest place in america. what is the newtown you're finding today? >> reporter: well, the newtown that we're finding today, toure, is one that's grieving. grieving for the children that were expecting to hear that we were killed and family who is are grieving as well as the families who rushed to that school early this morning to be reunited with the kids after the traumatic and tragic experience today and unfolded at the elementary school and this picturesque new england town where one road leads in to the main street and a few businesses and this elementary school sits on a hill. of course, we have heard about these shootings all around the country in the past few decades before but this shooting involves some of the youngest students that we have been hearing about. you mentioned earlier the shooter going in what we believe we're hearing in to a kindergarten room where his mom worked, opened fire there and in other areas of the school and investigators are stil
from newtown. >>> reporter: good morning, michelle. several parents here in newtown, connecticut continue to face the unthinkable burying their children. five funerals are scheduled for today and people are still reeling. hundreds gathered for memorial service to remember sandy hook elementary principal dawn hochsprung. she died trying to stop the shooter after he broke into the school. >> you don't have to know her. you just have to know what she did is an act of selflessness and that touches humanity. >> reporter: hochsprung's funeral is just one of five that will be held today. tuesday saw two more children laid to rest. 6-year-old james mattioli loved sports and math. his family called him a numbers guy. and jessica rekos loved horses. she wanted a cowgirl hat for christmas. yesterday was a day of mixed emotions for many parents and students as school reopened in newtown for everyone except the kids who attend sandy hook elementary. >> so, like, surreal. >> reporter: there were some who stayed away. >> my neighbor up the street, her kid didn't come back. >> reporter: but ther
's michelle franzen joins me now from fairfield, connecticut, where jack pinto's funeral is now underway. michelle. >> well, that's exactly right, andrea. we are here in fairfield about 30 miles from sandy hook where noah posner's burial services are underway. they began about 1:00 today. it is that day, andrea, where we start saying good-bye to all those bright boys and girls, those faces and names that we have learned over the course of the last few days. again, you mentioned the first funerals and services. little noah was 6 years old. he is described by his uncle as smart as a whip, gentle, but having a ram bunkus streak. he leaves behind a twin sister, arielle who was in a separate class and made it out of that school on that day, and he said that his uncle said that noah considered arielle his best friend. they also have an older sister, 8-year-old sophie -- sophia, and the family members said they were all inaccept rabl during that time. in this area from fairfield, connecticut, back to newtown, jack pinto, also 6, his funeral also underway in the next few hours and afternoon. chi
, credible. pore like incredible if you ask my next guests who are livid. michelle, what happened? >>guest: well, there is a reason why for some long the republicans are nicknamed the stupid party and the democrats are the evil party. there have been so many times the narrative that has been repeated over and over again where the republicans capitulate and rollover. what voters who did vote for house republicans to maintain their majority need to ask, and ask very loudly, what part of the mandate you did get this past november said rollover? or said give up? or said surrender? screw the idea that a bad deal is better than no deal. at least with no deal we will finally get a government that is forked to live in its means. that is what the republican party has to stand for. why bother? why have a reason party if they don't stand for these things. >>neil: you seem upset, michelle. charles, i do understand elections have consequences and you can make an argument the president ran on the notion i have to hike taxes and i want to hike taxes on the upper income. and he won. you can make an argume
rico rodriguez, and the first lady of the united states, michelle obama. [applause] >> thank you, rico. >> thank you. >> hi, guys. how are you doing? we are going to read a story. what do you think we are going to read? 'twas the night before christmas. rico and i are going to take turns. are you ready? 'twas the night before christmas and all through the house not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. the stockings were hung by the chimney with care. >> the children -- >> and mama and her kerchief and i and my cat had settled our brains for a long winter's nap. >> when alice on the roof there arose such a clatter i sprang from my bed to see what was the matter. >> i tore open the shutters and the sash. >> the moon on the crest of the new fallen snow gave the luster of midday to objects below. 1 what to my wondering eyes should appear? but a miniature sleigh and eight tiny reindeer. >> i knew in a moment and must be saint nick. >> more rapid than eagles, he whistled and shouted and called them by name. >> now dancer, now dasher, on comment, and to but, on donner and listen. >> to
witnessing this tragedy, these parents will forever be mourning. i want to introduce to you michelle babco. she used to work at a daycare and watched many of the children that were in the elementary school at the time of the shooting. how did you find out about the shooting? >> earlier this afternoon, i contacted a family and asked if the girls were okay. they were home safe and sound, but to pray for the ones that were very fortunaunfortunate. >> do you know if any of the kids who attended your daycare were victims of the rampage? >> all of them right now home safe and sound with their families. >> it must be an enormous relief? >> it was. to hear all of the kids i have kept in touch with all these years were home, yes. >> did you have a chance to talk to their parents or find out how they are doing? >> i did. i said they are very fortunate, home, and, you know, to pray for the ones that were not so fortunate in the shooting earlier today. and very, very happy that their little ones are home safe and sound. >> you work at the daycare, the little explorers daycare. >> yes. >> are you close
nbc's michelle franzen is outside noah's funeral not far from sandy hook elementary. michelle, what is the mood throughout? >> reporter: well, toure, just a short time ago within the last hour, the funeral services for noah pozner finished here after a very emotional sermon and services that we're told that occurred inside. family and friends and people who didn't even know little noah showing up here to show support for the family. a local rabbi who also attended the services spoke after those funeral services. he said and described noah as a pure and innocent child who brought joy to his family and to his community. and he also described how noah's mom found the strength to also speak inside those services today describing her son as her little man. of course, noah's 6 years old. as you mentioned, his classmate jack pinto, the service is getting under way. but noah pozner, his uncle described him in these past few days as smart as a whip but gentle boy with a rambunctious streak. he, of course, leaves behind his sister, a twin who was in a separate classroom on that day and made i
'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. 5:00 on the nose. and we begin with some breaking news in san francisco. a huge water break after a car slammed into a fire hydrant about an hour ago. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is by folsom and 2nd and joins us live in the city with more. i guess they got it capped, but it was really something about a half hour ago or so, right? >> reporter: that's exactly right, frank. the new concern now is actually structural safety. i want to show you, they blocked off the roads in this area. that is essex off of folsom here and they say they're going to block all four lanes right there because they want to sort of assess the damage of what happened. but we want to show you some video that we shot earlier. you can get a look at that gushing water at least 40 feet high is what we're told. and about 1,000 -- tens of thousands of gallons of water that had come out of that break. now, from what we could see, that car knocked the hydrant completely out. we heard reports this started just before 4 a.m. this morning. san francisco police told us offi
. michelle franzen just arrived at the scene. what can you tell us what about's happening on the ground there right now? >> hi, craig. we have been moved about two miles away where the briefing was held in the past hour. so we're about two miles away from the elementary school. and what we learned at that press briefing was that governor malloy is meeting with those families at this hour, comforting them. trying to prepare them for what's ahead and also investigators still back on the scene, obviously, they'll have a very dire situation to deal with in the next few hours as they enter that school, as they pour over the crime scene. we have also, also heard that they're executing several search warrants in this area. what police haven't confirmed but we're hearing from other areas at this briefing was the death toll. we're hering that the governor wanted to make sure he was with the families first. that they wanted to make sure that they have those numbers firmed up on their end and that is their priority. meeting with families here. we mentioned this town, newtown, connecticut. it is a
's wednesday, december 18. i'm michelle griego. >> i'm brian hackney. frank is off this week. time now 6:30. >>> santa clara county firefighters made an unexpected discovery at the scene of a small fire a body. anne makovec joins from us campbell. >> reporter: firefighters have left the scene but there are still a lot of questions about a mysterious death. i'm in campbell. the storage unit was on fire and is around the corner from the building here behind me. here's a closer look at that unit. the fire broke out at 1:00 this morning. somebody reported smoke coming from the storage unit. they found a body inside the unit after they put out the small fire. they say the body is an adult. police won't say how the person died, if it was before or during the fire. they are calling it an undetermined death investigation not a murder investigation. >> at this point we don't have specific evidence to call it a homicide. obviously, we're looking at all the different possibilities and once we get all the questions answered we'll be able to better determine what happened here this morning. >> report
. we've got michelle franzen on the scene, clint van zandt, psychologist jeff gardeer. we have nbc white house correspondent chris tin welker. we've got larry johnson, the president of the national association of school safety and law enforcement officials and james johnson, baltimore county police chief. first we go for an immediate update to my msnbc colleague, michelle franzen. michelle, thank you for staying with us tonight. >> well, hi, chris, we're here in the newtown area of connecticut, just nearby a couple of miles from sandy hook elementary where the shooting, tragic shooting, took place earlier today. at this hour, hundreds of rez dents are gathering at a nearby catholic church for a vigil. holding a prayer for those who have lost their lives today, those youngest lives, anywhere between kind eergarten and four grade where those student were shot today. they're holding a prayer vigil and trying to comfort the families that they were told lost their loved ones in this town. it's a small new england town in this area. a very rural area in the central part of connecticut he
a great day. ,,,, and i'm michelle griego. tis >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald. >>> good morning. it is tuesday, it's december 4. good to have you with us. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego am time now about 4:30. let's get our first look at weather with lawrence. rain. >> yeah. got a lot of clouds in the skies right now, not much in the way of rainfall just yet but that's likely to change in the not too distant future. we'll tell you when coming up. >> check the roads right now we checked in with chp no major accidents but we have a full freeway closure in loveridge. details coming up. >>> the fallout from the muni mess continues this morning . they had problems on market street, a power outage and ac
sacred ground in america. and therein lies a tale told by michelle miller. >> reporter: morrill worcester has been running this wreath- making business in columbia falls, maine, for 42 years. back in 1992, worcester had a surplus of wreaths and a great idea about what to do with them. >> as a boy, i won a trip to washington. and one of the things that i saw was arlington national cemetery, and i just never forgot that. then when they had that wreaths left over, i said it would be nice if i could maybe place them on the graves of the veterans. >> reporter: so worcester headed to arlington national cemetery to lay 5,000 wreaths. >> the first 14 years, nobody really knew about it. and it was a family gift to the military that, you know, i said, we'll always do that, and we always have. >> reporter: in 2006 a pentagon photographer published a photo. donations poured in and the nonprofit, wreaths across america, was born. karen worcester is morrill's wife. >> it's not unusual to have the phone ring; and he would pick up the phone and they'd say, is this morrill worcester? and he would say, yes
? michelle miller catches up with a woman from breezy point. >> reporter: you wanted to look and see. when we first met marie lopresti eight weeks ago, she was desperately searching for anything spared by the fire that burned her home to the ground. >> is that something there? >> reporter: the only thing she found in the rubble was a charred fragment of a wine and cheese plate. but she was happy to have it. >> thank you. thank you. i got go now. [ crying ] [ knocking ] >> reporter: we wanted to know what happened to lopresti. hi, marie! >> hello. >> reporter: we found her in brooklyn at a family home she used to rent out. it's a house now filled with gifts from family, friends, even strangers. >> these are all the people that sent me letters and money, $598. >> wow. >> reporter: lopresti has been overwhelmed by the generosity of people from across the country, who saw her story and reached out. >> they all send me e-mails and funny things for me it laugh. and they all ask about me. they call. that's my house in breezy. >> reporter: some have even sent photos of her old home and copies of pict
a school shooting the recording told them not to come to the school. of course, everyone did. michelle miller met some of them today. >> we just ran to the fire station and we didn't really even know what we were finding at the fire station, if it was children, if it was adults telling us when we could get our children. >> reporter: melissa makris was among hundreds of parents desperate to find their children. >> we went in and you just saw lots and lots of kids and crying and parents and you just search for your child's teacher, for your child's face and i heard "mommy, mommy." and there he was sitting there waiting for us. >> reporter: makris's ten-year-old son phillip was in the school gym when the shooting began. >> my son says that those teachers gathered them in a corner and kept them safe. >> reporter: so the teachers are the heroes of today? >> absolutely. they did -- i was a teacher before i became a mom and you always wonder are you going to do what you need to do to protect your kids and those teachers did. phillip describes being pushed in a corner and they kept them safe t
not been as strong as many had hoped to see. here's michelle miller. >> reporter: kidding around is a specialty toy store in new york city. you won't find any of this stuff at target, wal-mart? >> no. >> reporter: the owner says today is his busiest day of the year. within the last month, what have your sales been? >> they're up from last year about 5.5%, but some of that is the influence of the early hanukkah. >> reporter: he's doing better than most retailers. shoppertrak, which monitors consumer behavior nationwide, predicted holiday sales growth of 3.3%. they just cut it to 2.5%. >> the traffic growth has been solid, but people are still very tight with their purse strings. >> reporter: retailer analyst craig johnson noticed a slowdown immediately after thanksgiving door busters sold out. >> up and down the spectrum, from luxury to mid-tier to value, there's a lot of weakness. it's not terrible growth, but it's tepid, sluggish growth at best. >> reporter: retailers say consumer enthusiasm has been dampened by the images from newtown and the threat of higher taxes if washingto
served in afghanistan and iraq, this is the toughest time of year. michelle miller reports. >> baghdad from a black box. >> reporter: retired u.s. army captain has a book of memories from her tour in iraq. it includes pictures of a memorial of her fellow soldiers, who never came home. all of those? >> uh-huh. >> reporter: were in your unit. >> right. >> reporter: that's a lot of people. she says this is one of the toughest times of the year. >> i came back in october 2008. so right before the holidays. and i was here for the holidays. >> reporter: so you get home, everybody is happy? >> right. >> reporter: they're celebrating. >> it's very exciting for them. and i'm thinking about being dead in the cemetery. report she says she saw a lot of carnage whiling as a physical therapist in iraq. although she appeared upbeat, once out of iraq she fell into a deep depression and thought about suicide. do you have ptsd? >> yes. >> reporter: describe it to me. >> paranoid al, don't like to be out in large crowds. >> reporter: in march of 2009, she spent more than a week undergoing psychiatric eva
is a good time to come and visit her? because i'm the queen so i need a lift down there. >> michelle, let's start with the duchess's condition and how she's doing, at least what we know so far. >> we don't know that many details other than unfortunately what was revealed in that prank phone call but it was nice to hear from kate herself today. she actually responded to the press when people yelled out questions to her. she said she's doing much better thank you. and you could see it in her face. the big smile. the two of them as well as the palace, as much as they've tried to maintain their privacy, i mean who wouldn't want privacy during this obviously, have been very gracious to the press. the palace has released a number of statements and both william and kate have sort of given indications even if it's just in their expression on how they're feeling and how they're doing. thomas? >> again, a lot of well wishers around the globe want to see nothing but the best for them. michel michelle, thank you very much. i appreciate it. >> how changing demographics is changing the gop strategy. an
to pose as michelle obama. take a look at the picture. i think it's very flattering. the guns are there, michelle obama's guns. i think it looks a little like michelle obama. >> really? >>> this morning on "world news now," fired up. the nationwide debate over gun control after friday's massacre in connecticut. >> from big companies to teacher's unions to capitol hill, the argument over assault weapons laws is being heard loud and clear. it's wednesday, december 19. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> good wednesday morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm sunny hostin in for paula faris. we'll hear both sides of the gun debate in just a moment. it's quite, quite a debate. >>> then we'll take you live to newtown, connecticut for the latest on the investigation and the security children are facing as they return to school this week. >> not many school districts in this country not reviewing their policies this week. >> no question about that. >>> also this morning, can a tiny gunshot victim defy the odds? a baby girl shot in her mother's wound by the same gun used in co
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